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8.8 out of 10

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 7
7.0

Not A Great Game

talaria21 , GameStop
31 May 2009
  • Summary: I was very disappointed in this game. I expected it to be such a wonderful game seeing how I've played it before on my friend's DS before I got mine, but it was absolutely terrible! The puzzles are really hard and all you do is walk around the town of St. Mystere doing puzzles. There is really no point to the game besides hard puzzles. And I don't like how every time you need a clue, you have to give up a coin just to get one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Rather mediocre

Modulin, Amazon
16 March 2009
  • Summary: Well, well, it stays behind its potential, this little game. At first, the evolving story seems magnificent, but then it declines into "Oh wait, another puzzle first". A creative way of packaging puzzles into a story, but the puzzles are often a little dull. Enjoy to pass time, like when you cannot sleep, but not to get excitement out of it. Importantly, though, here we have a game that needs brain and does not need violence to entertain. The decent character of Dr.
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Overall 6
6.0

Story unfolds by itself.

Luke Keppler, Amazon
7 July 2008
  • Summary: Rather than a game, this is a collection of 135 basic puzzles and trivial puzzles that only sound hard. The puzzles are unlocked sequentially by clicking through the linear story. It is marketed as some kind of detective/mystery/adventure game, but it's not. The story actually just plays by itself, and you answer the puzzles. The trivial variety puzzle uses arbitrary wordplay or ambiguous definitions.
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Overall 6
6.0

Alas, Unbalanced

Miss Mausie, Amazon
29 April 2008
  • Summary: I love most of this game -- the story, the translation, the music and voice acting, the artwork, the fact that if you can read and hold the stylus, you can play it. If I love it, why do I only give it an overall 3 stars? Because the puzzles themselves are deeply unbalanced. The game has a difficulty-rating system (called picarats) which purports to tell you how hard the various puzzles are, ranging from 10/90 to 90/90.
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Overall 6
6.0

One for Spock

KMSB from, Sofa Cinema
5 May 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a really beautifully designed game, but am I glad I never bought it. It's going back after a weep-inducing three days because it's just too hard for me. I managed five puzzles, using six hints to solve them, and the idea that the difficulty level is at bambino level and will only get worse is too distressing for words. Fantastic for puzzle lovers, a terrible nightmare for anyone who isn't logical.
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Overall 6
6.0

One for Spock

KMSB from, Sofa Cinema
5 May 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a really beautifully designed game, but am I glad I never bought it. It's going back after a weep-inducing three days because it's just too hard for me. I managed five puzzles, using six hints to solve them, and the idea that the difficulty level is at bambino level and will only get worse is too distressing for words. Fantastic for puzzle lovers, a terrible nightmare for anyone who isn't logical.
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Overall 6
6.0

Well made but too short

aprilandthephantom, amazon.co.uk
7 August 2009
  • Summary: A lot of reviews say this game is too short. I would agree - the average person who doesn't spend all day playing on there DS will finish this in a weekend. Not worth buying for the price advertised on this website. There is not really anything else the game has to offer once the adventure and the bonus material (only an additional 15 puzzle I think) is complete, so long-term play is not available like it is on other games.
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Overall 6
6.0

Over too quickly

Mrs. P. K. Kennelly "mspeekay", amazon.co.uk
12 February 2009
  • Summary: I was really looking forward to this after all the glowing reviews from adults, thinking it would be a bit more of a challenge than many DS games. The promise of a "Victorian" mystery coupled with puzzles whetted my appetite. Firstly, it's hardly Victorian as the Professor and his assistant turn up in a Citroen car, during which time we are subjected to annoying dialogue that can't be skipped (same complaint goes for the end of the game).
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Overall 6
6.0

Laytons puzzles

Robert Stewart, amazon.co.uk
12 January 2009
  • Summary: Must say i've grown a bit disappointed with this game. The puzzles hardly seem to relate to the main story. Graphics are good though. Don't for goodness sake pay over £20 for this.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good But Curiously Lacking...

Claire Cottrill "Clairei", amazon.co.uk
27 November 2008
  • Summary: I was very excited about getting this game, partly because I love a good puzzle challenge and because I'd heard great things about the storyline, characters etc. Well as far as the puzzles go it gets full marks. The initial puzzles aren't too taxing and they progress nicely to being pretty tricky. There's a fair share of "dur! I should have seen that coming!" puzzles as well as some plain old hard slog ones.
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